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#10614484 - 02/12/15 04:22 PM slip in the hitch?
Rob Lay Offline
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my hitch is locked on the ball good, but there is pretty good slip you notice when taking off, it is a little jarring. is this something you can adjust down and make tighter or just get use to it? thanks!
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#10614856 - 02/12/15 06:57 PM Re: slip in the hitch? [Re: Rob Lay]
Chris B Online   content
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All my trailers with surge brakes have done it. It is worse though if the brakes are not pumped up correctly.
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#10615117 - 02/12/15 08:07 PM Re: slip in the hitch? [Re: Rob Lay]
KB1953 Offline
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Use a j-pin, problem solved.

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#10615921 - 02/13/15 07:57 AM Re: slip in the hitch? [Re: Rob Lay]
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Check the brake fluid level.

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#10616036 - 02/13/15 08:32 AM Re: slip in the hitch? [Re: Rob Lay]
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What type of hitch?

Are you using the correct size ball? Common sizes are 1 7/8, 2 inch, and 2 5/16.

Is the play in the hitch/coupler on the trailer? or does the receiver hitch have play in it?

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#10616072 - 02/13/15 08:45 AM Re: slip in the hitch? [Re: Rob Lay]
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There is a plate with a u bolt that they make that goes around the insert after its pinned in place. The plate is beveled and keeps the tension on the tube steel against the receiver. Steve Hummert has one on his truck, and it works great to keep the slop out.

May shoot him a PM and see who made it and a pic.
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#10624188 - 02/16/15 09:59 PM Re: slip in the hitch? [Re: Fish Killer]
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http://www.amazon.com/StowAway-Carriers-020-6-Hitch-Tightener/dp/B0001CMUV4

Had some play in my hitch/receiver got one of these ....now I dont have that annoying clunk when starting /etc...worked great for me.

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#10624570 - 02/17/15 06:38 AM Re: slip in the hitch? [Re: ToadThrower]
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Originally Posted By: ToadThrower
http://www.amazon.com/StowAway-Carriers-020-6-Hitch-Tightener/dp/B0001CMUV4

Had some play in my hitch/receiver got one of these ....now I dont have that annoying clunk when starting /etc...worked great for me.



This. Just be sure and install it so it holds the draw bar down on the receiver.
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#10624662 - 02/17/15 07:30 AM Re: slip in the hitch? [Re: Rob Lay]
Dayne Offline
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What type of trailer are you towing? Does it have a brake actuator on the tongue?

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#10626334 - 02/17/15 05:51 PM Re: slip in the hitch? [Re: Dayne]
Rob Lay Offline
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Originally Posted By: Dayne
What type of trailer are you towing? Does it have a brake actuator on the tongue?


2011 Ranger Trail I guess, for a 520.

Not sure about actuator, it does have the brake safety tab that I believe keeps it from going backwards. I don't use it.
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#10627135 - 02/18/15 05:46 AM Re: slip in the hitch? [Re: Rob Lay]
Dayne Offline
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My trailer has an A-60 actuator in the tongue. Mine was doing similar to yours. I had a new actuator put in and solved my problem.

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#10631166 - 02/19/15 03:11 PM Re: slip in the hitch? [Re: Rob Lay]
TerryWilliams Offline
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I have towed dozens of brand new to nearly new Nitros, Skeeters, Legends, etc. and all I can say is they all have the slap/bump to some extent. Just a nature of surge brakes I guess.
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#10674645 - 03/06/15 12:37 PM Re: slip in the hitch? [Re: Rob Lay]
Hanley Offline
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You can use an anti rattle hitch pin to take some of the slop out.


http://www.etrailer.com/Locks/Lets-Go-Aero/63232.html

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#10675102 - 03/06/15 03:18 PM Re: slip in the hitch? [Re: Rob Lay]
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If its the hitch, one wrap of duct tape tightens it up...if its the trailer, its needs the brake actuator serviced.
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#10801133 - 04/27/15 03:26 PM Re: slip in the hitch? [Re: Rob Lay]
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are you sure your trailer brakes are working?

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